Research Fellow - Neuroscience



City
Scottsdale
State
Arizona
Telecommute
No
Department
Neurosciences
Why Mayo Clinic
The Research shield at Mayo Clinic is committed to creating a diverse environment and recognizes that diverse research teams make better decisions, are more equipped to solve complex problems and adapt to change, and produce better outcomes. That diversity is about opening up to unconventional ideas that create better outcomes, while recognizing colleagues' unique contributions. Become part of the legacy that embraces these differences and enables us to provide the best care to patients from all over the world.
Position description
A postdoctoral fellowship position is available immediately in the Department of Neuroscience at Mayo Clinic in Scottsdale, AZ under the supervision of Dr. John D. Fryer. Please find more details from this link: https://www.mayo.edu/research/faculty/fryer-john-d-ph-d/bio-00055162. The research fellow/senior research fellow will focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodegeneration and aging, in particular in Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. Our translational research program aims to elucidate the underlying biological pathways and mechanisms, with a focus on the interface between the immune system and disease. For this, we combine cutting-edge bulk and single-cell RNAseq, long-read RNA/DNA sequencing, biochemistry, genetically engineered mouse models, pig models, and human tissue samples.

This position requires extensive molecular biology skills that include standard and advanced molecular cloning techniques (restriction enzymes, Gateway, BAC targeting, site-directed mutagenesis, etc.), flow cytometry, molecular display techniques (phage, yeast, ribosomal, etc.), and in vivo mouse work. Qualified candidates should have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree and a publication record that demonstrates proficiency in molecular biology techniques. Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English are essential.

A Research Fellow at Mayo Clinic is a temporary position intended to provide training and education in research. Individuals will train in the research program of a Mayo Clinic principal investigator. Qualified individuals will demonstrate the potential for research as evidenced by their training and peer-reviewed publications and should become competitive for national research grants. Proof of English proficiency is required for J-1 Short-Term Scholars, Research Scholars, Professors, Specialists, and Student Interns sponsored by Mayo Clinic.

The following is required for completeness of application:
  • Current curriculum vitae with bibliography
  • Proof of doctoral degree (copy of a diploma or final transcript with English translation, if applicable) or a letter from your university's Registrar office indicating you have fulfilled all doctoral program requirements and are eligible to graduate.
Please also be prepared that you may be asked to provide three letters of recommendation to the hiring PI prior to an interview.
Qualifications
Must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree in a field deemed relevant by the program. Research Fellow is appropriate for individuals who have completed no more than one prior postdoctoral fellowship, at Mayo Clinic or elsewhere.
Additional qualifications
Qualified candidates should send their an NIH formatted bio-sketch and/or curriculum vitae, a brief statement of interest that includes their qualifications, and contact details of at least three references while submitting application.
Benefits eligible
Yes
Schedule
Full Time
Site description
Over the next four years, Mayo Clinic is making significant investments in both the physical and technological future of health care, through doubling the size of the Mayo Clinic campus in Phoenix, inclusive of practice, education, and research activities. Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.
Category
Postdoc & Temporary Research
Specialty
Neurology
Job posting number
151314BR
Recruiter
Lei Feng
Equal opportunity employer
As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer Mayo Clinic is committed to creating an inclusive environment that values the diversity of its employees and does not discriminate against any employee or candidate. Women, minorities, veterans, people from the LGBTQ communities and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply to join our teams. Reasonable accommodations to access job openings or to apply for a job are available.